After several month of intensive training, Joel Dembe was back in competition last week in Guadalajara, Mexico for a grade 3 ITF tournament The Guadalajara Open. Joel had a strong showing and won both the single and doubles competitions which also gave him some needed ranking points to keep him ranked high enough to attend the 2012 Paralympic games in London. In singles, Joel didn’t lose a set and only dropped 14 games the entire tournament. He had wins over Top 30 ITF player Robinson Mendez (ranked as high as 11 ITF) of Chile and Paul Moran of the USA (former top 20 ITF). Joel partnered with Paul Moran in doubles and they lost only 8 games in 3 matches en route to the title.
Next up is the BNP Paribas World Team Cup Americas Qualifications on 20-25 February in Mexico City, Mexico.